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What you need to know: Cambridge United FC

July 19, 2018

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DIRECTIONS

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The Abbey Stadium 

Newmarket Road 

Cambridge 

CB5 8LN

 

The Abbey Stadium is located two miles north-east of the city centre, it is easily accessible by road and using public transport via bus and train.

 

Road

 

From the South - M11 to Junction 14, then turn east along the A14 dual carriageway.

 

From the North - A14 from Huntingdon, then turn east along the A14 dual carriage way.

 

Then exit the A14 at the fourth junction (situated east of Cambridge), up the slip road to the roundabout (signposted Stow-Cum-Quy). Turn right onto the A1303, and return westwards towards Cambridge. Go straight over the first roundabout, passing Marshall Airport to the left. Go straight over two sets of traffic lights to a roundabout. The Ground's floodlights can be seen from here and McDonald's is on the right.

 

Turn left onto the ring road. Turn right at the first roundabout (a large Sainsbury's is on the left here), and go along Coldham's Lane. After half a mile, immediately after the traffic lights turn right into Coldham's Road before the railway bridge.

 

Bus

 

A Citibus C3 bus stops within a few yards of the ground (Ditton Walk stop) on Newmarket road and runs from the Railway Station and through the city centre every ten minutes during the day, and at longer intervals in the evenings. Check the Stagecoach website for more details and a Citi 3 timetable.

 

Train

 

Cambridge Station

 

Cambridge Rail station is located in the city centre and is a 25-30 minute walk from the ground. To get to the ground walk away from the station along Station Road and take the first right, (Tenison Road). Take the first right again, (Devonshire Road), follow this round to the left, up to the next junction. Turn right - again - onto Mill Road. Walk over the railway bridge, then take the third left, (Sedgewick Street). Follow this road, pass a set of traffic calming barriers, and shops (at this point you are in Cromwell Road) to a T-junction, (Coldham's Lane). Ahead of you should be a large field (Coldham's Common). Go into this field and follow a path under the railway bridge to the away turnstiles.

 

There are regular services to and from Cambridge Railway Station, where taxis are available or the Citibus C3 service runs from the station every ten minutes during the day and at longer intervals in the evenings.

 

Cambridge North

 

There is also now a new station in the city, Cambridge North, nearby in Chesterton. Not every train stops there however and it is approximately a 30 minute walk to the ground.

 

Coming out of Cambridge North Station, turn to the left and walk through the Bike Parking area and onto the Cycle/Footpath running parallel with the train tracks. This leads to a Cul-de-Sac called Moss Bank. On exiting Moss Bank, turn right on Fen Road. Continue straight on Fen Road (and later Water Street) for about 1/2 a mile until you reach the Green Dragon Pub. At the pub, cross the river using the footbridge and then cross over Stourbridge Common to join Oyster Row and Garlic Row. At the end of Garlic Row you will join Newmarket Road - turn left, cross over the railway lines and you will see the stadium on your right.

 

 

Parking

 

There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium, however there is side-street parking available around the ground.

 

The following streets all have free parking available and are within walking distance of the Abbey Stadium:

 

Ditton Walk
Coldham's Lane
Whitehall Road

 

The Club would advise supporters to arrive early, as the later you try and park the further you will have to walk to the ground.

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO IN CAMBRIDGE?

 

 

 

Pubs

 

The Eagle

 

Fancy a quick beer before the game?  Well why not head to The Eagle which is only 2.5 miles from the stadium?  This was reportedly the pub where Francis Crick and James Watson announced they had discovered DNA.  The large pub also includes an RAF bar with graffiti of Second World War airmen covering the ceiling and walls.

 

Address:  The Eagle, 9 Benet Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN

 

The Plough

 

The Plough pub in Fen Ditton - a village just a few miles from the centre - provides one of the best pub gardens in the summer.  Imagine sitting out on the river bank with a beer or two and watching the rowers glide by, plus there's a selection of food available too if you get a bit peckish!

 

Address:  The Plough, Green End, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, CB5 8SX

 

 

Fitzwilliam Museum

 

Recently voted the East of England's most popular free attraction, you can visit this spectacular building with some amazing artwork for free!  The Trumpington Street museum contains some remarkable collections from the ancient world.  A great option if you fancy hanging around after the game and doing some sightseeing.

 

 

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

 

When you visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens, you will potentially see over 8,000 different plant species in 40 acres of landscape.  With the gardens being only a short walk from the train station and city centre, this is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll before the game.

 

 

Punting

 

One of the nicest ways to see the sights is by punt.  Whether you get a tour, or self-punt, you can see the beautiful backs from the river.  If punting is not your thing, you can also go on boat tours near the Plough pub or get in a canoe to Grantchester.

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